It's marathon season, but there were some interesting half marathon events over the weekend. Two-time Olympic 10,000-meter gold medalist and former marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie was in top form for the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Oct. 6. Gebrselassie, 40, not only won the race in a course record 1:01:09, but ran the fastest half-marathon ever by a competitor of 40 years or older. Susan Partridge prevailed in the women's event, in 1:10:40.
Wilson Kiprop was a bit faster at Sunday's half-marathon in Portugal, winning in a course record 1:00:19. Of course, Kiprop is only 26, so we'll see how he's doing in 14 years. Valeria Straneo, the 2013 World Championship marathon runner-up, won the women's race in 1:09:21.
In marathon action, Ashete Dido set a course record while winning Sunday's International Peace Marathon in Slovakia, finishing in 2:27:47. Kiptanui Korir won the men's event in 2:09:36.